Man Convicted in Rochester Sex Abuse Case Skipped Sentencing
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Texas man convicted of a child sex abuse charge in Olmsted County Court earlier this year failed to show up for his sentencing hearing on Monday.
A warrant for the arrest of 65-year-old Roberto Esquivel Rodriguez was issued last week after it was alleged he had failed to comply with conditions of his probation,
although court records do not indicate he has any previous convictions in Minnesota. He was found guilty of second-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a child under the age of 13 at the end of the trial in August and was then released without bail.
According to the criminal complaint, Rodriguez was accused of molesting a young girl, who was around 11 years old at the time. The court document says she submitted to a forensic interview in January 2020 and provided investigators with information that led to the filing of the criminal charge against Rodriguez in February 2022.
The delay in prosecuting the case was due to Rodriguez moving to Mexico. Rochester Police investigators were then informed in 2021 that he had moved back to the US and was living in Texas.
His current whereabouts are unknown.